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An Instagram influencer has won $1.5 million from a coronavirus relief fund

An Instagram influencer has won $1.5 million from a coronavirus relief fund

March 7, 2023 – 10:08 PM

An Instagram influencer has stolen $1.5 million (about 538 million HUF) from a coronavirus aid fund to pay for his luxurious lifestyle, according to reports. independent.

Danielle Miller, 32, of Miami, pleaded guilty to three counts of phone fraud and two counts of identity theft.

According to prosecutors, between June 2020 and May 2021, Miller used more than 10 different identities and false brand names to apply for pandemic-related financial aid. He then allegedly used the money to pay rent for a luxury building, to stay in a luxury hotel and to charter a private jet. Meanwhile, he also posted on his Instagram from hotels where he paid from a stolen bank account.

Miller, who has more than 30,000 followers on Instagram, was arrested in May 2021 and charged in July of that year.

Sentencing will take place on June 27. On the wire fraud charge, Miller faces up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Moreover, comes two years imprisonment for identity theft and an additional fine of $250,000.

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